Blueberry Cupcake

For someone who has no access to blueberries, I have bookmarked a lot of recipes that feature them as the star ingredient. What I love about these berries is the violent violet colour they give to desserts. Imagine a buttery blueberry muffin that has swirls of beautiful violet. Or an icecream that threatens to color your lips as you taste its intense and creamy flavour. A cool and mellow blueberry lassi that you can share with your girlfriends. Definitely lovely. And a quick search tells me that it is not just a pretty fruit but also has a whole lot of health benefits! They are packed with anti oxidants, fight heart diseases, improve memory and may help fight cancer.

I am not the only one with a blueberry fascination. I have friends who have on several occasions expressed their desire to get hold of some berries so they could try out one recipe or the other. In fact, one of them says she shed tears of joys when she saw fresh blueberries for the first time ever in Lulu Mall, Cochin. And that is saying something, since she is kind of like our Manmohanji when it comes to expressing herself. That is the effect of these lovely berries.

I was very excited when I got hold of a bag of dried blueberries (obviously). Taste wise, they disappointed me slightly because they were a sweeter version of raisins (kismis), and I like kismis better! I expect the fresh ones are nicer. Anyway, a large bag of berries meant I could try out quite a few recipes, and here is the first of them.

  • Servings: 6-serving
  • Time: 45 mins
  • Difficulty: medium
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For someone who has no access to blueberries, I have bookmarked a lot of recipes that feature them as the star ingredient. What I love about these berries is the violent violet colour they give to desserts. Imagine a buttery blueberry muffin that has swirls of beautiful violet. Or an icecream that threatens to color your lips as you taste its intense and creamy flavour. A cool and mellow blueberry lassi that you can share with your girlfriends. Definitely lovely. And a quick search tells me that it is not just a pretty fruit but also has a whole lot of health benefits! They are packed with anti oxidants, fight heart diseases, improve memory and may help fight cancer.<br />
I am not the only one with a blueberry fascination. I have friends who have on several occasions expressed their desire to get hold of some berries so they could try out one recipe or the other. In fact, one of them says she shed tears of joys when she saw fresh blueberries for the first time ever in Lulu Mall, Cochin. An

Summary

  • Cuisine: american
  • Course: dessert
  • Cooking Time: 45 mins

Ingredients

140 grams castor sugar / super fine sugar
125 butter cubed , at room temperature
2 eggs at room temperature
140 grams plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
125 grams dried blueberries
2 tbsps milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
Powdered sugar , for dusting

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  2. Line a muffin tin or 12 cupcake molds with liners.
  3. Cream the butter and castor sugar in a bowl till light and fluffy. Beat in the egg one at a time. Sift together plain flour and baking powder and fold into the mixture. Next, fold in blueberries, milk and vanilla essence.Spoon a generous tablespoon of cupcake dough into each cupcake liner.
  4. Bake in pre heated oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cupcakes cool completely.
  5. Once cupcakes have cooled, dust with powdered sugar or icing sugar.

Enjoy!

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